U.S. Food Festival & Food Show Section
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January 15-16, 2016
Ag Expo 2016
West Monroe, Louisiana
Trade Show – Farm Equipment - Livestock Shows – Educational Events: The Best of American Agriculture, Producing your food and fiber…safely, efficiently, abundantly! Hosted by the North Louisiana Agri-Business Council, AG EXPO is unique in the Louisiana, south Arkansas, east Texas and Mississippi area. This premier event is attended annually by 10,000 to 12,000 visitors from the region. Since the early 1980’s, AG EXPO has provided a means to educate the public, both youth and adult, on the many ways agriculture touches daily lives, from explaining the food chain to the multiple applications of agricultural products. The event introduces advances in technology and science being made for efficiencies in growing, harvesting and marketing all kinds of commodities. Additionally, the agri-business community enjoys a unique opportunity to present products and services. A family event.
January 24-26, 2016 - 54th Annual United States Sweet Potato Convention - New Orleans, Louisiana
U.S. Sweet Potato Council.
February 14, 2016 - VALENTINE'S DAY
Most of the more than 1/2 million restaurants in the U.S. have special events scheduled for today. They are too numerous to list.
February 25-27, 2016 Annual NWA Convention
New Orleans, Louisiana
National Watermelon Association.
March 3-5, 2016 Ag Connect Expo 2016 - New Orleans, Louisiana
Introducing a world-class event that brings together the very latest in equipment, technology and ideas from all areas of agriculture production—all around the globe.
March 7-11, 2016 National School Breakfast Week - Nationwide
National School Breakfast Week (NSBW) was launched in 1989 to raise awareness of the availability of the School Breakfast Program (SBP) to all children.
March 12-13, 2016 Louisiana Chili Cook-Offs - Baton Rouge, Louisiana
The 2016 Louisiana Regional & State Chili Cook offs. Both of these events are sanctioned by the International Chili Society. These events are hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Baton Rouge and the Knights of Columbus. Proceeds from the event will benefit the children at Our Lady of the Lake Children's Hospital which is the second largest children's hospital in Louisiana, touching the lives of 70,000 children last year. In addition to the Chili Cook-Offs there will be celebrity judges, music, food, drinks. Also, the LSU Spring garden show/plant sale and The Baton Rouge Car show will be going on at the same location.
March 15, 2016 'AgDay' National Agriculture Day - Nationwide
A day to recognize and celebrate the abundance provided by agriculture
March 16-19, 2016 Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Expo
New Orleans, Louisiana
North America’s largest indoor-outdoor living showcase, HPBExpo is where more than 350 leading hearth, patio and barbecue manufacturers and suppliers exhibit and demonstrate their newest innovations, attracting thousands of specialty and mass market retailers and other professionals. Don’t miss this opportunity to get inside the minds of your customers, explore new ways of expanding your business and see what your competition is buying. Strike now while it’s hot and reserve space today.
March 18-19, 2016
Iowa Rabbit Festival
A top 20 festival in the Southeastern United States, attracting over 20,000 people each year. Rabbit Cookoff, Miss Bunny Pageant, Parade, music, carnival, etc. The State Rabbit Show is during the Festival, with over 400 Rabbits competing! Every kind of Rabbit known to man is there. Annually the 3rd Weekend in March.
March 20, 2016 31st World Championship Crawfish Etouffee Cook-off
About 100 teams compete to see who can cook the best crawfish etouffee (smothered crawfish usually served with rice). Thousands of visitors come to this annual event to view three categories of cook-off participants. Last Sunday in March each year.
March 25-26, 2016 Hammond Smokin' BBQ Challenge
This year's event will also feature 50+ local teams competing in the Backyard Boogie and the Chicken Little Contest, making this event the largest BBQ event in the State of Louisiana.
March 31-April 3, 2016 Louisiana Crawfish Festival
The crawfish are being trained for the races and are gnawing at the bit as we patiently await the jockeys to be chosen from the audience. The food vendors are in the check mode for Louisiana Crawfish, fresh veges and all the fixins to make the boil with all the trimmings down right tasty Louisiana style. The entertainers are tuning up for the greatest show on earth and the rides, midway and carnival are shining with all the giltter, horns, bells and whistles. Arts and crafts vendors are designing, assembling and creating as if in Santa's workshop! It's the perfect venue for famlies, reunions and new acquaintences to welcome in the Crawfish Season and Fair and Festival social events. There's fun for everyone beginning with YOU!!!
March 27, 2015 America's Hometown Sweets - New Orleans, Louisiana
In the adventuresome spirit of the weekend's FoodFest, it will bring the best sweets from all over the country to New Orleans (and, of course, include local greats,too!), giving guests an unprecedented opportunity to sample, compare, and contrast regional taste in all those things that ring the chimes of a sweet tooth.
February 28, 2011 Tilapia Aquaculture in Haiti - New Orleans, Louisiana
The Workshop will be held on the 28th February, the day before the Aquaculture America 2011 conference in New Orleans, LA, USA.
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